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Categories:
Tax Law
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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide a concise update on the developments in the tax appeals system and give an explanation of the context from which they arose, and the direction in which they might be expected to progress. The dramatic effects of recent legislation upon the tribunals system are discussed in depth.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the changes in the Revenue's approach to litigation in recent years.;
  • Know what Revenue Appeals Units do and why they came into existence.;
  • Be aware of the new Revenue stance regarding settlement. Have tips on how to brief clients facing cross-examination, without falling into unethical territory.;
  • Be alive to the effect of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 upon the VAT tribunal.;
  • Know where the new rules on procedure in tribunals may be found.;
  • Understand the relevance of the new tracks system in tax appeals.;
  • Have an understanding of the new position regarding costs orders in tax appeals.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Scott (t/a Farthings Steak House) v McDonald (Inspector of Taxes) [1996] S.T.C. (S.C.D.) 381;
  • Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 c. 15.

Two crucial areas of development in Tax law are addressed in this podcast. Firstly, Patrick Way (Gray's Inn Tax) discusses the recent sea-change in the Inland Revenue's approach to litigation and gives practical and candid advice on how to prepare clients before cross-examination. Hui Ling McCarthy (Gray's Inn Tax) then addresses the effects of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 and the secondary legislation, specifically regarding the changes to costs provisions, the track system and upon whom the duty to notify the court of an appeal now falls.

Podcast Added: 27/10/2008

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